GALLERY ASSISTANT

School of Art Gallery

2 Summer Positions (up to 12 weeks)

Both jobs: Start date: May 29, 2017
Job 1: Anticipated end date: August 18, 2017 (12 wks)
Job 2: Anticipated end date: July 28, 2017 (9 wks)
Salary: $13.50 per hour / 35 hours a week

Application deadline: May 15, 2017

Summary of Duties:

The incumbent will work in two areas of the gallery – the exhibition spaces and the collection - with the primary focus on permanent collection related tasks and secondary focus on gallery exhibition activities.

Assisting with the collection, the incumbent will:
  •     conclude the work of cataloguing a large donation of nearly 150 artworks;
  •     assist with updating records associated with relocating artworks within gallery vaults;
  •     entering new information into database
  •     contribute to creation and online publishing of a history of the gallery through examining and reproducing digitally exhibition publicity materials, and researching other archived sources.
  •     as needed, assist with relocation of artworks within collection facilities
Assisting with the Gallery, the incumbent will:
  •  Assist with the installation and take down of exhibitions;
  • Greet and provide the visitors with information and explanations concerning the gallery's exhibitions and collections.

Education and Experience:

As an ideal candidate, you
  •     are enrolled as a student in the field of Art History, Studio Arts, Architecture, Museum Studies, or have an acceptable combination of education, training and experience;
  •     are eligible to participate in the Young Canada Works program (See Young Canada Works Program Qualifications below);
  •     have proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop or other digital imaging software, and have experience using a digital camera.
  • Experience handling art, knowledge of database management and Canadian art would be beneficial.
  • Experience working or volunteering in public gallery, museum or library is desirable.
Abilities:
  •     work under pressure;
  •     work without continuous supervision;
  •     work effectively in a team situation;
  •     communicate well both orally and in writing;
Personal Suitability:
  •     Demonstrated interest in Canadian art and museums
  •     Excellent communications skills
  •     High degree of initiative and judgment
  •     Versatility
  •     Creative problem solver
  •     Team player
Employment Funding Programs’ Qualifications
  • Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada; Note: Non-Canadian students holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Must be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • Must be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
  • Will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) during employment period
  • Have been a full-time student (as defined by your educational institution) in the semester preceding this job;
  • Intend to return to full-time studies in the fall
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Please note that only candidates who are selected for the next stage of this selection process will be contacted.

To Apply

Please forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume and a writing sample via email.
Include the position title "Gallery Assistant" in your email's subject line, to: Donna.Jones@umanitoba.ca

Deadline: May 15, 2017